Here is how you can guide your family to become tomorrow’s health champions on a budget.
Especially with the rising cost of living, the new generation of Filipino families is becoming more pragmatic. They now find it much more advantageous to prepare everything, including their meals economically. Even though this is a more sustainable and innovative option, some families sacrifice nutrition to save money.
The National Nutrition Council (NNC) wishes to disseminate the message that every Filipino family should have greater access to safe, healthy and affordable food following this year’s Nutrition Month theme, “Healthy diets made affordable for all!” Additionally, this theme accentuates making food commodities more stable and sufficient for every household.
A healthy lifestyle should not break the finances of the family. Santé, a leading provider of natural health and wellness products and services, supports this year’s Nutrition Month campaign by providing a guide on how you and your family can develop a healthy lifestyle on a budget.
Prepare home-cooked dishes with inexpensive, wholesome ingredients. Although home-cooked meals are common in Filipino households, you may have to sacrifice the meal you prepare if you lack sufficient time or resources. You are permitted to cook fried, processed foods (such as hotdogs, longganisa, tocino, noodles, etc.) and canned products. However, you can always prepare more accessible, affordable, and nutritious dishes. You can begin by investigating healthy dishes made with inexpensive ingredients, such as ginisang ampalaya, stir-fried tofu with eggplant, tinolang isda, and monggo with malunggay, among others.
Shop intelligently and healthily. The local wet and dry market will be your best friend if you want to maintain your family on a tight budget. You can purchase everything in bulk and obtain at least two weeks’ fresh produce for your family. Stop purchasing frozen foods and opt for whole cereals, legumes, fruits, and vegetables, which are typically inexpensive and nutritious.
Search for coupons and discounts and purchase store brands to stretch your grocery budget further. Consider purchasing non-perishable items in abundance, such as grains, nuts, and seeds.
Explore and invest in health and wellness resources. Nutrition does not always come from food; you and your family can also consume vitamins and nutrients. Always allocate funds for your family’s daily vitamin consumption. And remember to opt for generics.
You can also replace other common beverages with healthier alternatives. For instance, Santé offers a variety of healthy beverages, such as Santé Fusion Coffee, which can provide your family with fiber and protein to increase their energy. The children can also enjoy Santé Choco Barley, which is a sweet delight containing vitamins such as A and C. And for fathers, because it contains Tongkat Ali, Santé Boost Coffee can enhance their physical performance and is loaded with antioxidants.
All of these contain BioGro-certified organic Santé barley grass. Therefore, you will never question the nutrient and vitamin content of these products.
Workout as a family. Exercise does not have to be prohibitively expensive. Consider free activities such as walking, biking, hiking, and park recreation. Explore workout videos or applications that provide at-home exercises without the need for costly gym memberships or equipment. And allow your children to play outside after school and assignment completion.
Remember that health and wellness should begin in the home. Everyone should make a concerted effort to live healthier lives, but this endeavor should not be costly or burdensome.
“We believe that the pursuit of a healthful lifestyle is an ongoing process. When families begin to foster a culture of wellness, they are investing in the present and creating the groundwork for a future filled with vitality and happiness, according to Joey Marcelo, chief executive officer of Santé.
Santé is one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of products containing New Zealand-grown, BioGro-certified organic barley grass. The company promotes, produces, and distributes premier natural health and wellness products and services in order to help people live healthier lives. Santé reminds consumers to purchase its products only from authorized business proprietors and resellers, and to report any counterfeits.
To learn more about Santé Fusion Coffee, Santé Choco Barley, Santé Boost Coffee, and other Santé products, visit its website at mySanté.com.